Originally Posted by DaveGee
And having Apple ship the iPod touch with a known defective camera would be what?! FTW???
Obviously, I haven't read all the posts at this point.
I, too, think it is odd that the Touch doesn't have a camera at least the equivalent of the corresponding iPhone models.
And, I agree that, No Way, would Apple ship a product with a known, highly visible, defect-- that's called "Pissing in the Soup"
They could have (rather easily, IMO), announced a Touch with a camera with availability a month (or 2 out) and/or constrained supply... maybe with some incentive to compensate for the delay & inconvenience. That would be the kind of "good marketing" we expect from Apple.
So there could be a availability constraint on a specific component for the camera (sensor, lens, flash, etc).
Or maybe they tried to include a, relatively high-quality, camera with a physically adjustable lens... and missed.
Or, there could be something else in play, altogether.
They could be avoiding a perceived market segment, because they have another device waiting in the wings.
This whole show may have been an off-Broadway introduction of the play to come!